CNSI | Noble Family Innovation Fund Seminar Series

Noble Family Innovation Fund Seminar Series

By California NanoSystems Institute
Thursday September 30 (12:00 – 1:30 p.m. PDT)


California NanoSystems Institute faculty are accomplishing amazing things every day. Don’t miss this inside look at the innovative research and creative activity of the Noble Family Innovation Fund. The CNSI recently awarded Noble Fund grants to 10 interdisciplinary nanoscience research teams.

During the virtual seminar series UCLA faculty members will offer brief presentations via Zoom on the work they are engaged in as part of the Noble Fund and how these efforts are impacting research for the greater good, from research to advance computing, human health and environmental sustainability.

The seminar series kicks off on September 30 with three Noble Fund presentations. Each presentation will be 15 minutes, followed by discussion.


Ming Guo, Professor of Neurology and of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
“Improve Mitochondrial DNA Quality Control to Ward Off Aging and Mitochondrial Diseases”

Yi Tang, Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Chair in Chemical Engineering, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
“Synthetic Biology Approaches to Cannabinoid Diversification and Production”

Tian Xia, Associate Professor of Medicine
“Therapeutic Liver Targeting Nanoparticles for Peanut Allergy and Anaphylaxis”

The talks will strive to:

  • Introduce the state of the field
  • Highlight key preliminary data
  • Provide an overview of the research
  • Identify potential opportunities for additional collaboration

The Noble Fund seminar series will continue on Wednesday, October 13 and Thursday, October 28. Mark your calendars and additional details to follow.

The Noble Fund Seminar Series is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact

Date(s) - Sep 30, 2021
12:00 pm PDT - 1:30 pm PDT


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